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Auction 161, Lot 39

"Septentrionalium Terrarum Descript.", Jansson, Jan

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

8 x 5.7 inches
20.3 x 14.5 cm

This is the first state of this small map of the North Pole that was first issued in 1628. Jansson's map for the Mercator Atlas Minor does not follow Mercator, but used the knowledge of the many recent exploratory voyages that attempted to locate a northern route to Asia. Several fictitious islands, including Frisland, appear in the North Atlantic. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on the verso.

References: Burden #222; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0020:352.1

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 2/8/2017